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Malignant mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in dental tape

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2017 February 28 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Markowitz SB, Moline JM Abstract Although most cases of malignant mesothelioma of the pleura are caused by one or more readily recognized sources of exposure to asbestos, cases of the disease with more occult exposure occur, especially since asbestos has been used […]

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Tissue transglutaminase (TG2) enables survival of human malignant pleural mesothelioma cells in hypoxia

Cell Death & Disease 2017 February [Link Zonca S, Pinton G, Wang Z, Soluri MF, Tavian D, Griffin M, Sblattero D, Moro L Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor linked to environmental/occupational exposure to asbestos, characterized by the presence of significant areas of hypoxia. In this study, we firstly explored the expression […]

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Geographic and socioeconomic factors in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in New South Wales and their impact upon clinical outcomes

Respirology 2017 January 31 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Linton A, Soeberg M, Broome R, Kao S, van Zandwijk N Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Whilst the impact of clinicopathological factors on the prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is well understood, socioeconomic and geographic factors have received less attention. We analysed the relationship between geographic […]

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Turning back the Wheel: Inducing Mesenchymal to Epithelial Transition via Wilms Tumor 1 Knockdown in Human Mesothelioma Cell Lines to Influence Proliferation, Invasiveness, and Chemotaxis

Pathology Oncology Research 2017 January 4 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Plönes T, Fischer M, Höhne K, Sato H, Müller-Quernheim J, Zissel G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive tumor that arises from the surface of the pleura and is associated with a history of asbestos exposure. The tumor is characterized by […]

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Asbestos fibres detected by scanning electron microscopy in the gallbladder of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)

Journal of Microscopy 2017 January 9 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Grosso F, Croce A, Trincheri NF, Mariani N, Libener R, Degiovanni D, Rinaudo C Abstract Gallbladders from patients affected by both malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and important gallbladder disorders were analyzed to verify the presence of asbestos fibres. Histological thin sections were analyzed by […]

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Anthophyllite asbestos: state of the science review

Journal of applied Toxicology 2017 January [Epub 2016 July 11] [Link] Gaffney SH, Grespin M, Garnick L, Drechsel DA, Hazan R, Paustenbach DJ, Simmons BD Abstract Anthophyllite is an amphibole form of asbestos historically used in only a limited number of products. No published resource currently exists that offers a complete overview of anthophyllite toxicity […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma: an update on investigation, diagnosis and treatment

European Respiratory Review 2016 December [Link] Bibby AC, Tsim S, Kanellakis N, Ball H, Talbot DC, Blyth KG, Maskell NA, Psallidas Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive malignancy of the pleural surface, predominantly caused by prior asbestos exposure. There is a global epidemic of malignant pleural mesothelioma underway, and incidence rates are predicted to […]

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Fluoro-edenite induces fibulin-3 overexpression in non-malignant human mesothelial cells

Oncology Letters 2016 November [Epub 2016 August 26] [Link] Rapisarda V, Salemi R, Marconi A, Loreto C, Graziano AC, Cardile V, Basile MS, Candido S, Falzone L, Spandidos DA, Fenga C, Libra M Abstract Exposure to asbestos is associated with the development of mesothelioma. In addition to asbestos, other fibers have been identified as risk […]

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Residual fibre lung burden among patients with pleural mesothelioma who have been occupationally exposed to asbestos

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 November 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Merler E, Somigliana A, Girardi P, Barbieri PG Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the lungs asbestos fibres concentration in participants with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who have been occupationally exposed. METHODS: The lung samples were obtained from pleuropneumonectomies or autopsies of 271 male MPMs. […]

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Historical state of knowledge of the health risks of asbestos posed to seamen on merchant ships

Inhalation Toxicology 2016 November 10 [ Epub ahead of print] [Link] Dodge DG, Beck BD Abstract We examined the development of knowledge concerning the risks posed by asbestos to seamen working aboard merchant ships at sea (i.e. commercial, rather than naval vessels). Seamen were potentially exposed to “in-place” asbestos on merchant ships by performing intermittent […]

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